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Alex Arzt is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Oakland, CA. 


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Residencies
PLAYA, Summer Lake, OR, 2017
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, 2017
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2017
AZ West Wagon Station Encampment, Joshua Tree, CA, 2016
This Will Take Time, Point Arena, CA, 2016
Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI, 2016
Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, 2016
Mildred's Lane, Narrowsburg, NY, 2014
Catoctin Mountain Park Artist in Residence, Thurmont, MD, 2012
Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency Runner-up Prize, 2012

Education
Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA, 2015
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, 2010
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, Spring 2007

Teaching and Workshops
Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Art Foundations and Photography & Film Departments, Richmond, VA. Courses taught: Time Studio, Alternative Processes, Digital Imaging I, 2015-16
Anacostia River Soap Making Workshop, in conjunction with EnterState at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, 2016
Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, Photography & Film Department, Richmond, VA, 2014
Camera Obscura Workshop at Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, MD, 2012
Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2011

Exhibitions
2016
Lost Cause, curated by Alex Paik. Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY.
Explorations: 2016 Artists in Residence Mid Season Show. Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI.
Enter State: Sensing That Which Surrounds Us, curated by Raquel de Anda, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Garden Week, 1708 Gallery,Richmond, VA.
New Waves, juried by Jan Tumlir, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
Mom, Look, Birds!, Curated by Lindsay Garcia, College of William and Mary, Millington Hall, Williamsburg, VA
Witchy Shit: Material, Performance, and the Photograph as Nature. The Farmstand Artspace, Gospel-Flat Farm, Bolinas, CA

2015
Gravity Assist with Sediment Arts, Satellite Artist-Run Fair, Miami, FL
VCU MFA Thesis Show, Depot Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014
Pets, Beasts & Dinner, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
Possible Futures, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA
Spring Solos: Mushroom Work, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

2012
Benefit Auction, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY
Gift of Gift of 2012, Caroline Collective, Houston, TX
Unbound, Candela Books and Gallery, Richmond, VA
Aldonza Gallery Opening, Emeryville, CA

2011
Artomatic@Frederick, Frederick, MD
Canteen Magazine Presents: Hot Authors, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Cabin Fever, Group Show, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Zine Fair, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

2010
Griffin Museum Annual Juried Show, Juror Joerg Colberg, Winchester, MA
Human-Animal, Thesis Show, Red Eye Galley, Providence, RI
Photography Show, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Encore Awards, Rhode Island Arts and Business Council, Providence, RI
Face on the Bar Room Floor, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Totemic, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Annual Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

Awards/Honors
VCU Adjunct Faculty Grant for Research, Creative Work and Professional Development, 2016
VCU Adjunct Faculty Grant for Research, Creative Work and Professional Development, 2015
VCUarts Mildred's Lane Fellowship, 2014
VCU Graduate Curatorial Fellowship at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 2013-15
Review Santa Fe at Center, Santa Fe, NM, 2012
Work/Study, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Spring 2012
Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, 2010

Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Candela Collection, Candela Books+Gallery, Richmond, VA
Catoctin Forest Alliance, Thurmont, MD
Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Indiana University Bloomington Fine Arts Library, Bloomington, IN

Publications/Bibliography
Henbane magazine, published by Berkeley Museum of Art, “Contact: Letter Writing with Back-to-the-Landers”, May 2017
Toldi, Alicia and Carolina Porras. Piney Wood Atlas: The Northwest, “Travelling Artist” interview, April 2017
Jenkins, Mark. “EnterState.” Washington Post. 25 June 2016
Herrerías, Vesta Mónica. "HUÉSPEDES EXÓTICOS." Crónica ambiental, August 2015
O'Sullivan, Michael. "Art review: ‘Spring Solos’ at the Arlington Arts Center." Washington Post. 15 May 2014
O'Sullivan, Michael. "The Story Behind the Work." Washington Post. 21 Oct. 2011
LaRocca, Lauren. "Alex Arzt Shoots Unusual Pet Portraits Across the U.S." Frederick News Post. 6 Oct. 2011
Pasulka, Nicole. "Animal Affective." The Morning News. July 2011.